DENNY, Henry.

Monographia Anoplurorum Britanniae; or, an essay on the British species of parasitic insects belonging to the order Anoplura of Leach, with the modern divisions of the genera according to the views of Leach, Nitzsch, and Burmeister, with highly magnified figures of each species.

London: Henry G. Bohn,... .1842

8vo, pp. (viii), (vii)–xxiv, (ii), 262, (1) Postscript, 10 (Bohn’s adverts), and 26 hand-coloured plates containing more than 100 figures. Half-title. Inscription erased from top of title. Original purple cloth, uncut. Spine faded to brown and extremities slightly rubbed, but a very good copy.

FIRST EDITION. Denny was the leading authority of the mid-nineteenth century on parasitic insects. This substantial monograph on the louse is one of only two books he published, and is considered by the article on the louse in the Ency. Brit. (1911) to be the most important on the subject.


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